Samuel Pace

Samuel Pace

Los Angeles, California

United States

Born to a mother and father from the Deep South, who followed the Great Black Migration west seeking better opportunities, Sam’s talents were given the chance to flourish. Encouraged by his parents to express his creative abilities, he continued developing his skills throughout high school where he earned a Fine Arts scholarship.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Creative House Studio / April 2018
“Seeing Jazz” solo exhibition 

Art Basel Miami / December 2017
More than 250 galleries from around the globe presented works from the masters and emerging artists.

Group Shows

El Tranquilo Gallery / 2016

Horton Gallery / 2013

William Grant Stills / 2011, 2012, 2013, 2013


Hipster Sanctuary / August 2018

The Jazz Cat Brunch (KCRW 89.9FM) / August 2017

The Art Dialogues / January 2017


L.A. County Museum of Contemporary Art / 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016
Designed jazz series t-shirts

African-American History Inspired Art

From the blues and jazz roots to modern rock, Pace’s artwork spans decades of musical history

Artist Statement

It was in the late 1980s, while living in Europe, when I began creating artworks using Jazz and Blues music as the subject matter.

My artworks, which are principally paintings, reflect the moods and sounds of the music that I hear. They are my way of blending jazz and blues music into my interpretation of a visual narrative.

I work in several mediums ranging from acrylic on canvas, to collage, wood and discarded recyclable objects.